NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Favorite: Los Angeles Clippers (49-23)
Underdog: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets will face Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
Line: Los Angeles -7.5
Over/Under: 220Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its opening mark, showing no swings. Los Angeles has a record of 37-30 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Denver is 15-12 against the spread as underdogs this year.
|Los Angeles Clippers||43-34||34-42||55-26|
Leonard is a major contributor, accounting for 23.4% of the Clippers total offense, while taking an average of 19.9 field goal attempts. Zubac is a force down low, he averages 2.7 offensive boards a contest and records 15.8% of his team's rebounds. The Clippers offense is orchestrated by Williams, who accounts for 23.9% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.8 times a game.
Los Angeles can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 22-19 when they fail to reach their 116.9 scoring average. Denver allows 109.6 a contest. The Clippers don't have to necessarily shoot well to win, when they shoot below their season average of 37%, they have a decent record of 25-18. The Clippers can win with a less than excellent showing on the boards, sporting a record of 23-17 when they fail to reach their 47.5 rebounding average, Denver allows 42.6 boards per contest.
Jokic is a major contributor, accounting for 17.9% of the Nuggets total offense, while taking an average of 14.7 shots per game. Jokic is a player to watch, he averages 2.3 offensive rebounds a contest and records 22.1% of his team's rebounds. The Nuggets offense is run by Jokic, who is responsible for 26.7% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a game.
Denver can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 20-24 when they fail to reach their 110.9 scoring average. Los Angeles allows 110.2 a game. The Nuggets are 24-21 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Clippers allow opponents to shoot 35%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Denver who have a record of 24-17 when they turn the ball over more than their 12.9 season average, Los Angeles causes 13.5 turnovers a contest.
Los Angeles : 116
Denver : 108
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